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Buffer

In computer science, a temporary storage for data before it can be processed. For example, a word processor may put data in a buffer before sending it to a printer, because a computer operates faster than a printer.
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The integrated monitoring capability uses a dedicated i960 processor and a 1 MB packet capture buffer, ensuring that packet switching performance is not impacted by network management overhead.
With the SPI interface, configuration options include programmable digital filters offering low-pass and band-pass options, condition monitoring /alarm settings, capture buffers configuration control, and embedded self test control.
Multiple capture buffers can be used for a single adapter to separate different types of traffic.